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Is Hypnosis Certification Important?

By pomm79, May 12 2018 11:52AM


Is hypnosis certification important? Some people will tell you that it is. Other people have this opinion.


Why Hypnotherapy Certification Matters


Years ago I decided to paint one of my offices, so I took down all the certificates and pictures and everything and did the job over the weekend myself. I'm not going to do that again. Anyway, the following Monday I got a request for a client session. A lady wanted to work on something and she wanted to do it right now. I invited her to the office and we did an intake and I gave her the pre-brief on hypnosis and she stopped for a moment. She looked around the room and then she looked me in the eye and said, what exactly are your qualifications?


Years ago I decided to paint one of my offices, so I took down all the certificates and pictures and everything and did the job over the weekend myself. I'm not going to do that again. Anyway, the following Monday I got a request for a client session. A lady wanted to work on something and she wanted to do it right now. I invited her to the office and we did an intake and I gave her the pre-brief on hypnosis and she stopped for a moment. She looked around the room and then she looked me in the eye and said, what exactly are your qualifications? Learn more at http://sundowndivers.org


Expectations


In her mind when she looked at the walls and they were bare and there was nothing saying anything about my certifications or qualifications, she started to doubt that I could help her. Well, I explained to her the organizations that I was certified with. I explained to her the groups that I was an officer in. And then I explained to her that all my certificates were in the other room because I took them down when I painted the office.


Well, at that point, rapport and trust were absent. I wound up referring her out to another hypnotist because we had no trust, we had no rapport, it was just a miserable situation.


When someone comes into your office, they look on the wall and they see these certificates, most people will assume that you have at least a certain level of hypnotherapy qualification and that you can help them. The more certificates, the more qualified you are. I know that's not true, but that's what clients will often think.


Conclusion on Hypnotherapy Certification


So in my mind, it does make sense to get hypnotherapy certified. It does have an impact on your ability to help clients. And it does impact on your credibility. In a later video I'll talk about the various organizations that you can certify with and what their requirements are. And then you can make up your mind for yourself. So that's my take on hypnosis certification.


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